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With B as in Exercise 2, find the number of elements in P 5 (B). 4. With Bas above, find the size of F 5 (B). 33 34 1 Lattices --------~~~----------------------------------- 5. Are x 1 (x 2 + x 3 )' + x~ + x~ and (x 1 x 3 )' equivalent? 6. Simplify the following Boolean polynomials: (i) xy + xy' + x'y; (ii) xy' + x(yz)' + z. 7. Let f: IEB 3 --+ IEB have the value 1 precisely at the arguments (0, 0, O), (0, 1, O), (0, 1, 1), (1, 0, 0). Find a Boolean polynomial p with p = f and try to simplify p.

9. An isomorphism of posets is a bijective order-homomorphism, whose inverse is also an order-homomorphism. Prove: Iff is an isomorphism of a poset L onto a poset M, and if L is a lattice, then M is also a lattice, and f is an isomorphism of the lattices. 10. Let (C[a, b], max, min) be the lattice of continuous real-valued functions on a closed interval [a, b] and let D[a, b] be the set of all differentiable functions on [a, b]. Show by example that D[a, b] is not a sublattice of C[a, b]. 11. Let f be a monomorphism from the lattice L into the lattice M.

An)= PB(ai, ... , an) 1\ qB(ai, ... , an) = (p 1\ qh(al, ... , an). This implies that for all PB, qB E Pn(B), PB 1\ qB = (p 1\ q)B and' we proceed similarly. Also, 6 = f 0 , i = f1· E Pn(B). 8. Definition. , p ""' q :{:::=:} PIB = q~a. 9. Theorem. 8 is an equivalence relation on Pn (ii) Pn/"' is a Boolean algebra with respect to the usual operations on equivalence classes, namely [P] 1\ [q] := [P 1\ q] and [P] v [q] ·- [P v q]. Also, Proof (i) We have p ""'p for all p have E Pn, since PIB = PIB· For all p, q, r in Pn we p ""' q ==} PIB = q~a ==} q~a and, similarly, p ""' q and q ""' r ==} = PIB p ""' r.